Real Local Experience

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Catch some rays and waves at Dream Land Beach.
Snorkel through the bright blue waters of the Gili islands.
Spot dolphins in Lovina.
Enjoy numerous traditional Balinese dishes.
Volunteer in the town of Tabanan.
Looking for the summer of a lifetime? Why not spend 4 remarkable weeks exploring and volunteering in the exotic Indonesian island of Bali! This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Leeftijd 18+

Experience everything from black sands to Luwak Coffee (we’ll let you find out why it’s so special!) to miles of stunning beaches; this trip is an opportunity not to miss out on.

Out of Indonesia’s staggering 17,508 islands, Bali is by far the most popular for its ancient culture, extravagant temples, spectacular rice paddies and striking beaches. This PMGY experience trip offers you the undeniably exciting chance to explore the wonders of Bali whilst making a positive different volunteering at local projects.


Bali’s popularity has increased massively since the 1980s, with tourism related business bringing in a significant portion of the island’s economy. However, many tourists are oblivious to the limited opportunities and small profits for hours of labour the behind the scenes for locals. This makes your PMGY experience extremely unique as you get to enjoy the pleasures of Bali whilst giving back to the community through impacts made at our projects.

With travelling distances so short and plenty of sites to see, it means your 4 weeks are spent enjoying the beauties of the island without having to spend lots of time in transit. Get ready for volcanic mountains, picturesque beaches and plenty of greenery!

Your group will travel together by private minibus visiting some of the best destinations that Bali has to offer, as well as some of the hidden gems most visitors never see! A PMGY coordinator and English speaking guide will accompany you throughout your stay so you’ll get the chance to learn so much about the country’s culture and history.


PMGY’s volunteer programme in Tabanan runs throughout the year, so you will be working alongside existing PMGY volunteers. Over the course of the two weeks, you will have an opportunity to join one of our community based (teaching or childcare), wildlife or medical projects.

Volunteering allows you to truly immerse yourself in the local culture, spending time in the community and learning about what life is like for the Balinese people. Getting involved in our projects ensures that you’ll make a positive impact during your time with PMGY.

The one thing that every visitor to Bali will never forget are the exciting traditions and intriguing culture of the local community. This is coupled by genuine friendliness from locals who can’t wait to welcome you into their lives and share their ways of living with you.

The following projects are also available for you to take part in, but please note they do require an additional fee:

– Medical Experience ($105)
– Wildlife Conservation ($130)

You can choose which project you’d like to do during the online application process.

We encourage participants to prepare as much as possible for their teaching programme overseas. You can make the most out of your time by completing our convenient, inexpensive and international accredited 60-hour Online TEFL Course for just $150.


Day 1 (Sunday) Welcome to Bali
Day 2 (Monday) Orientation & Beaches
Day 3 (Tuesday) Catch Some Waves
Day 4 (Wednesday) Let’s Go To Gili!
Day 5 (Thursday) Swim with the Fishes
Day 6-7 (Friday-Saturday) From Brigh Blue to Rich Green
Day 8 (Sunday) Hiking for Sunrise
Day 9 (Monday) Dolphin Spotting
Day 10 (Tuesday) Munduk Village
Day 11-12 (Wednesday-Thursday) Time for Ubud!
Day 13 (Friday) All good things must come to an end…Or do they?
Day 14-15 (Saturday-Sunday) Time to Breathe!
Day 16 (Monday) Orientation
Day 17-27 (Tuesday-Friday) Let the Volunteering Begin!

Day 28 (Saturday) Last Day

* This itinerary is subject to change as a result of unforeseen circumstances.

Dagelijkse activiteiten

Almost every day you will be doing something different on this adventure, but here is an example of what a day on this trip will look like:

Rise and shine! It’s 12am and time to get moving. We’ve got a 2-3-hour journey to the base of Mount Batur before beginning our ascent to the peak, sitting just over 5,500 feet above sea level.

The sacred mountain draws tourists from all over the island for its breath-taking views over Lake Batur. You’ll make it to the top just after 6am and arrive at the conveniently named ‘Sunrise Point’ to hopefully take in a very impressive sunrise that the lack of sleep will make up for! At 7am we will continue the trek around the entire crater before beginning the descent at the finishing point around an hour later back down to Toyabungkah Village.

From the village, we will head directly to Toya Devasya Hot Springs for some well-deserved rest and relaxation. Here there are four natural hot spring pools to take a dip in and soothe your calf muscles!

After lunch, we’ll begin our next journey to Lovina, another beach resort, but this time located on the North Coast.

Depending on which project you choose to do on your online application will influence the daily timings you join us at the project.

The final weekend in between your volunteering is free for you to explore how you wish too.

You’ll be in personal contact with our local coordinators every day across your two weeks volunteering with us so if you need anything we are there for you 24/7.


  • Test out your haggling skills in the bustling markets of Ubud
  • Hike up Mount Batur to make sunrise (the 1am start is worth it!
  • Admire towering waterfalls throughout Bali
  • Relax in naturally heated springs
  • Explore the lush scenery of Munduk village
  • Tackle your sweet tooth as you design your own gourmet chocolate
  • Canoe on Tamblingan Lake
  • Trek through the rice paddies
  • Visit coffee plantations.
  • Witness one of Bali’s most famous temples: Temple Pura Ulun Danu Bratan.
  • And much more!


Om deel te nemen aan het programma dien je tenminste 18 jaar oud te zijn op de startdatum van het programma. Er kunnen uitzonderingen gemaakt worden indien je een bewijs van toestemming kan aantonen van uw wettelijke voogd(en) of samen met je ouders deelneemt.
Je dient over volgende taalkennis te beschikken Engels (gemiddeld niveau)
Bewijs van goed gedrag en zeden
Geen beperkingen. Helpende handen van over de hele wereld zijn welkom.
Andere vaardigheden
- be physically fit
- medical/mental health conditions that may affect your participation overseas must be declared to us during your online application
Uw helpende hand wordt verwacht op maandag, dinsdag, woensdag, donderdag en vrijdag

Diensten ingesloten

Diensten door Plan My Gap Year

Your fee includes both your registration fee and programme fees.
Your programme fee includes

  • accommodation, 
  • meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner),
  • airport pickup (9:30 onwards), 
  • in-country orientation,
  • private transport across Bali
  • private transport (via bemo or private car) to/from project
  • entrance fees
  • PMGY T-shirt
  • 24 hour in-country support.
Your registration fee includes; 
  • 24 hour UK based support, 
  • comprehensive volunteer handbook, 
  • live pre-departure webinars, 
  • regular programme inspection
  • international certificate of completion.

Afhaal aan de luchthaven op Ngurah Rai International Airport
You should arrive into Ngurah Rai International Airport in Denpasar (airport code DPS) on the selected Sunday start date. You will be met at the airport by one of our local staff or an appointed driver who will be holding a named sign. They will take you to your accommodation where you will spend the rest of your day at leisure.

All your accommodation is organised by PMGY. During the travelling part of your trip you will stay at guesthouses/hotels in the various places we will visit. You’ll share a room with fellow travellers. All rooms will be single sex, air conditioned and have western bathrooms.

During the last two weeks of the Real Bali Experience, you will stay in one of our Volunteer Houses in Tabanan. The accommodation is basic but comfortable. You will be living with other PMGY volunteers.

The Volunteer House is located in Tabanan. Each room has bunkbeds, shared with between 6-10 volunteers. Volunteers will be provided with bed linen and air conditioning. You will have a designated space to store your clothes as well as a personal locker for storage of your valuables.

Bathrooms are shared. Each bathroom has a shower and western style toilet. The water is often cold, however, this shouldn’t be a problem as Bali is hot and humid all year round! There is Wi-Fi within available within the house, although volunteers should note that this is unpredictable. There are several communal spaces across the houses for the volunteers to hang out and relax. There is also a shared refrigerator to store any personal food items.

A member of our local team will also live at the house. This ensures that you have round the clock support and security.

During our busiest months (June to September) you may be placed at alternative accommodation. This could be a nearby guesthouse or one of our summer Volunteer Houses.

Slaapzaal Guesthouse Hotel
Eten & Drank

You will be served three meals per day across the whole four weeks of the Real Experience. Most of the meals are traditional Indonesian and Balinese specific dishes. This typically consists of a lot of rice and chicken, although vegetarian options are always available.The meals for the first two weeks will usually be served in a buffet format or as part of a set menu. Here is an example of the meals you can expect:

Breakfast: Toast, pancakes, fruit, eggs, tea/coffee

Lunch: Mixed rice, vegetables, curries, salad

Dinner: Fried rice, fried chicken, noodles, spaghetti

* Our team will do their best to cater for any dietary requirements but there may be instances where you may need to purchase alternative ingredients at your own expense.

 There is a large choice of restaurants and local warungs (authentic, local food stalls) in Tabanan. The food on offer is traditional Balinese cuisine – typically amazing and mainly vegetarian! There may also be a western option served once or twice every week and there are restaurants serving western food available around a 20 minute walk from the Volunteer House.

Internet toegang
Beperkte toegang op de project site
Wat is er NIET inbegrepen?
Visum, vluchten, reisverzekering en vaccinaties zijn NIET inbegrepen in de programmakosten.
Vlucht tickets
De dichtste luchthaven is Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS) in Denpasar. We assisteren u met het vinden van goedkope vluchten naar Indonesië.
Naar het buitenland reizen is een avontuur en het is best om goed voorbereid te zijn. Plots ziek worden of gewond raken, annulaties of diefstal - een reisverzekering voor Indonesië biedt zekerheid en is een meerwaarde.
Als je de intentie hebt om als vrijwilliger aan de slag te gaan in Indonesië dien je eerst medisch advies in te winnen alvorens je eropuit trekt. Kijk de benodigde vaccinaties na voor Indonesië.

Data & Kosten


Gegevens over jouw aankomst

You should arrive into Ngurah Rai International Airport in Denpasar (airport code DPS) on the selected Sunday start date. You will be met at the airport by one of our local staff or an appointed driver who will be holding a named sign. They will take you to your accommodation where you will spend the rest of your day at leisure.

The programme ends on the Saturday of your final week and you should depart the accommodation on this day.

Your return airport transfer is not included in the fees. A taxi back to the airport costs $30, however, it is more than likely your fellow travellers on the PMGY Real Bali Experience will be on the same flight as you so you can split the taxi fare between you.

jan. feb. mrt. apr. mei jun. jul. aug. sep. okt. nov. dec.
4 - 4 weken


Kosten: Prijs in USD
4 weken (min. verblijf)
4 weken (max. verblijf)
Gemiddelde kosten
$407 /week

Houd er rekening mee dat de hierboven getoonde kosten worden geschat. Plan My Gap Year zal je op de hoogte houden over de finale kostprijs gedurende uw aanmeldprocedure.
Waarborg (15%)
De waarborg dient om je plek als vrijwilliger te verzekeren. Betalingen worden door PayPal behandeld, onze betrouwbare betalingsprovider. Indien je niet over een PayPal account beschikt, kan je ook met een credit kaart betalen.
Finale betaling (85%)
Uw finale betaling zal worden goedgekeurd door Plan My Gap Year gedurende de aanmeld procedure. Veel voorkomende oplossingen zijn een banktransfer of contante betaling op de projectsite.

Waarom Volunteer World

Bijkomende zekerheid geboden door Volunteer World
Volunteer World is 's werelds leidende vergelijkingsplatform voor internationale vrijwilligerswerk projecten. Wij begeleiden jou door een betrouwbare aanmeldingsprocedure - inclusief de nodige betalingen. Plan jouw zinvolle reis met Volunteer World en krijg gratis toegang tot:
Hoge ethische standaarden & transparantie in de sociale impact
Wijzig jouw reservatie zonder extra meerkost
Garantie op terugbetaling
We betalen je kosten terug als Plan My Gap Year jouw reis annuleert
Ondersteuning & tussenkomst
Wij steunen je, wat er ook gebeurt, je kan altijd contact opnemen met ons
Onze diensten zijn gratis!
Alle programmakosten worden rechtstreeks gefactureerd door Plan My Gap Year

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Real Local Experience

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